Before, during, or after?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris623, May 4, 2010.

  1. Chris623

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    I'm new to chickens. My first batch of hens are now 10 months old. Laying eggs like crazy (average a doz a day for 14 hens) and I'm loven' being around them...............or is it having them around me?

    But I've a question about cackling! I love to hear them cackle. Does a hen cackle to announce she's going to lay, that she's in the process of laying, or that she's just laid an egg? [​IMG]
     
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Quote:That she just laid an egg an is trying to divert the attention onto her and away from the egg...it's a predator/momma hen thing.
     
  3. coloradochick

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    All of the above and them some in my experience [​IMG]

    Congrats on all the eggs!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Like you're not cackling too. [​IMG]

    Imp- BTW, your woodwork is beautiful
     
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  5. Chris623

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    Thanks..................yes, I'm cackling too! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the "flowers". I love what I do for a living. Not many can claim that. [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Before, during AND after! [​IMG]
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Yup, the answer is

    D. All of the above. And a whole bunch more! [​IMG]

    And I agree with the Impster, beautiful craftmanship.
     
  8. Chris623

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    Well, I guess I'll just have to be happy with the cackling, no matter what it's purpose. I got 14 eggs today from my 14 hens, so they can cackle all they like!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. In my coop, it's before, during, after, and when ANOTHER hen is laying (I guess then they're the cheer leader section!)[​IMG]
     
  10. Qi Chicken

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    Jul 3, 2009
    My chickens are too young to cackle, so I can't help you at all with your question. But I did want to second (or third) the compliments on your work. Exquisite, really. I tried to find some prices but didn't see any..... You know what they say, if you have to ask you probably can't afford it! But I still wondered all the same! You are really lucky to be working your dream like that...but it sounds like you already know that!
     

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